Friday, June 03, 2011

Catholic Priest's Stamp Collection One of World's Best

The Catholic Review reports Josephite Father Edward J. Mullowney, shown here,  has a "remarkable and rare" Vatican stamp collection.

According to writer Christopher Gaul,  "His father, an avid U.S. stamp collector, encouraged his young son to begin collecting stamps from the Vatican."

Christopher goes on to note, "Father Mullowney is one of the few, and has amassed what is considered to be one of the finest such collections in the world. He noted that these 150-year-old stamps have been neglected for too long in this country and that they represent a brand new area of expansion for those interested in Vatican stamps or in religious themes."

Father Mullowney, who is a past president of the Baltimore Philatelic Society and serves on the expertizing committee for the American Philatelic Society is quoted as saying, “It’s been more than a life-long hobby, it’s been and still is a passion. You know, there has been more literature written about stamp collecting than any other hobby. That should tell you something.”

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM